Apr 8, 2015

Easy Channa Pulao Recipe / Chana Pulav Recipe


This pulav i made for todays lunch, i couldn't wait to share it with you. It is inspired from a meal which i ate when i was travelling, i had this with dal and butter chicken and it is the dinner which i had in flight. And i loved the flavours and combination of that. So i thought of making that for lunch today, i also made moong dal tadka to go with it. It will be shared in my next post.

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This is pretty easy pulao, great to put in your kids lunch box. If you pre cook the chana the previous day itself, then you dont have to worry about anything. It can be made in minutes.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 5 mins
Soaking Time : Overnight
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins + 30 mins for cooking chana
Serves : 3

Ingredients:

Oil - 3 tblspn
Bay Leaf - 1
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Star Anise / Anasipu - 1
Green Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
Black Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 stick
Mace / Javitri - 1
Onion - 1 medium size sliced thinly
Tomato - 1 sliced
Green Chillies - 3 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Kala Chana / Chana - 1 cup cooked
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup and 1/2 cup of cooking liquid from kala chana

Method:


Soak chana overnight, drain water add it to a pressure cooker, cover with fresh water, add little salt and pressure cook this for 15 to 20 whistle till chana gets soft. Drain it and reserve the chana cooking liquid as well.

Soak Basmati rice for 30 mins. 

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in the whole spices and saute for a min.

Add in onions and green chillies. Saute till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and salt. Mix well.

Add in tomatoes and mix well with the onions.

Add in cooked chana and mix well. Add in the drained rice and toss well.

Now add in 1/2 cup of chana cooking liquid and water. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle, simmer the pan for 5 to 8 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice.

Serve.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


These are the whole spices you will be using


First i soaked chana overnight, Then I cooked chana
 till it gets soft in a pressure cooker
along with some salt for 15 to 20 whistle.


I soaked 1 cup of basmati rice for 30 mins


Heat oil in a pressure cooker


Add in the seasoning ingredients


now add in onions and green chillies


Saute till onion turns golden


add in ginger garlic paste


and some salt


cook till it is done


add in a slice tomato


mix well


add in cooked chana


Mix that well


add in soaked drained basmati rice


mix that around


I measured 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from chana 


poured that in


i added a additional 1 cup of water


Mix well..Cover and pressure cook


Now it is done


fluff up the rice and serve

7 comments:

  1. very nutricious and easy one to make

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  2. Can we add channa masala powder to this dish?

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  3. Hi Aarthi

    Can we add vegetables like carrot and beans along with this pulao? Do you think it would be nice with it? Wanted to try this for my kid to make him eat channa as he usually likes pulao.

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  4. @Bharathiyes u can add any veggies as well

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  5. What basmati rice do you use? Recommend?

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